This motorcycle cake was made for a friend’s husband, and we all know that a Harley is the only “true” bike.

The cake was a great yellow cake, baked in 8″ pans, prepared the standard way. The cakes were frozen,(always!),overnight. I leveled the cakes, torted them, and filled them with a purchased Mississippi Mud pie filling, thinned with a little chocolate pudding, covered with a layer of WELL DRAINED crushed pineapple. The cake was crumb coated and iced with buttercream icing. Sides of the cake were decorated with basket weave, done with a # 47 tip (serrated side up)and orange icing. The Harley-Davidson logo was “free handed” on the cake. I used a toothpick to trace the design before filling it in.

I used black buttercream icing and star tip #16 to outline the design, and filled the design in with orange and black stars, also using tip # 16. The lettering was done also with buttercream, and tip # 2. To be sure that everything lined up properly, I first piped the center larger letters, and worked out to the edges from there. An orange rope border was then added using tip # 21.

Next, the top of the cake was covered with green buttercream grass, using tip # 233, being sure that some of the grass fell over the rope border. The finishing touch was the “Harley Hawgs”, piped with pink buttercream icing using tip # 12 for the bodies and heads, # 5 for the legs, and snouts, and tip # 81 for the ears. I used my fingers to pinch the ears together at the top, and added curly tails using tip # 3, features with black icing and # 2 tip.

I piped the “hawgs” on my flower nail on waxed paper, and put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes before adding them to the cake. The base of the cake was bordered with an orange rope, tip #21, the name of the birthday person was piped on the front side of the cake in green to match the grass, in stars, made with tip # 18.

Before serving, I placed an cutout of a Harley that was purchased in the scrapbook section of the local craft store secured with toothpicks behind the 2 “hawgs” at the top of the cake. Adults loved the logo, and the kids got the “hawgs”!

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